N.J. man pleads guilty in pressure-cooker bomb plot case

U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey  
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A New Jersey man accused of planning to build a pressure cooker bomb and use it in New York City in support of the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Twenty-one-year-old Gregory Lepsky pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court to attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization.

The Point Pleasant man answered basic yes or no questions during Tuesday’s appearance in federal court in Trenton.

His plea agreement calls for a prison sentence of 16 to 19 years. Sentencing is scheduled for June 19.

Lepsky was arrested in February 2017 after authorities said he stabbed the family dog, and a search turned up a pressure cooker and digital evidence of a plan to build and detonate a bomb in support of ISIS.

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